Nicol Turner Lee

Dr. Nicol Turner Lee is a Fellow at the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution. Her core research interests are digital technology access, equity, and emerging digital use cases, such as online activism.  Prior to this role, Dr. Turner Lee was Vice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer for the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), a 30-year old minority media advocacy organization, where she was responsible for designing and implementing its research and policy agenda. Dr. Turner Lee was also Vice President and the first Director of the Media and Technology Institute for the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, one of the nation’s leading research and public policy institutions whose work focuses on issues of concern to African Americans and other people of color. Dr. Turner Lee is an appointee to the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment. She is also a Visiting Researcher at the Center for Gender Equity in STEM for Women and Girls at Arizona State University.  Dr. Turner Lee holds a doctorate in Sociology from Northwestern University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Illinois-Chicago.